Pepsi to Cease Advertising →
savingpaper: The Onion: “We know it’s good, and everyone’s pretty happy with the overall taste, so why spend all our time worrying about what other people think?” PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi told reporters during a press conference at the company’s corporate headquarters. “Frankly, it just feels sort of weird and desperate to put all this energy into telling people what to drink. If they don’t...
Rep. King On Obama: "Hitler Actually Negotiated... →
robot-heart-politics: catbus:notthatkindagay: Today, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) took a break from making offensive comments about Hurricane Katrina victims and gay marriage in order to attack President Obama’s foreign policy. Speaking on the House floor, King criticized Obama’s decision to cancel Bush-era plans to deploy missile defense systems in the Czech Republic and Poland. King suggested that...
Family to release unheard Jimi Hendrix tapes. →
Well, at least Glenn Beck has confirmed my theory →
The Richest Man in Russia Buys the Nets →
nbaplayoffs2009: In Soviet Russia, Jason Kidd would have to stand in line for three hours to get a cookie to throw at his wife.
brooklynmutt: Jay Leno: If you HAD to have dinner with one of the following conservatives which one would you choose: Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck or Ann Coulter? Barney Frank: I guess, of the three, I would take Rush Limbaugh because it would be very painful and he would come with the painkillers. Which he always has on him.
dailymeh: In Quechua, a language of South America, the future is behind us and the past in front of us. And it makes perfect sense: we can see (remember) the past, but not the future. Having a long life behind you means you’re young, while in English it would mean you’re old. How we break up semantic space — the (imaginary) space of all things that could or do exist, everything that could be...
Mr. President, there are some people who are never going to like you. That’s why...– THIS. YES. PLEASE. Bill Maher (via lilykily) (via marleymarley) Bill Maher <3. (via hammerito)
We conjecture that religious communities in the U.S. are more successful in...– Researcher involved in a study that determined that teen birth rates are higher in most religious states. You mean banning contraceptives doesn’t stop teenagers from having sex? It just increases the likelihood that they’ll get pregnant or contract an STD? Well. I am just shocked. If banning birth...
Journalists almost everywhere observe this rough rule of thumb: Three murders at...– Jack Shafer (via savingpaper)
Taiping Rebellion →
dailymeh: I can’t compete with Best of Wikipedia, but I do occasionally stumble over pages that make me wonder how the hell I didn’t know about this already. Like this: The Taiping Rebellion was a large-scale revolt in China from 1850 to 1864, during the Qing Dynasty, by an army led by heterodox Christian convert Hong Xiuquan. He established the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, namely Heavenly...
Burglar leaves his Facebook page on victim's... →